Ubisoft To Turn Rayman, Hungry Shark Into Animated Series, Will Also Develop Far Cry And Watch Dogs-Inspired Shows

Ubisoft has several television projects in the works including a Far Cry 3-inspired show with Castlevania's Adi Shankar at the helm.

Far Cry Blood Hawk Cover

Ubisoft has announced that it will be adapting several of its video game franchises into animated series, which include a cartoon that is loosely inspired by Watch Dogs and a series that is based on the Blood Dragon expansion for Far Cry 3

The '80s and early '90s saw several video games being turned into cartoons that had almost nothing to do with their subject matter, but these died out over time. The exception to this is Japan, where anime based on video games have been common over the past twenty years. There has recently been a resurgence of animated series based on video game franchises and Ubisoft is already making the popular Rabbids Invasion series, which is a big hit in France.

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Ubisoft has announced that it will be adapting more of its video game franchises into animated series. According to The Hollywood ReporterUbisoft is developing four different shows, as well as creating a Rabbids Invasion special that is set on Mars. The shows include comedy-adventure shows based on Rayman and Hungry Shark, with the latter's show being called Hungry Shark Squad. There is also a cartoon aimed at teenagers that is inspired by (but is not directly connected to) the Watch Dogs franchise and will involve a teenage hacker who solves mysteries.

Watch Dogs Cartoon

Ubisoft is also working with producer Adi Shankar (of Netflix's Castlevania fame) on a show called Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe. This will be based on the Blood Dragon expansion for Far Cry 3 that transformed the game into a retro-futuristic world that was heavily inspired by action cartoons from the '80s and '90s. The intention is for Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe to be part of a multiverse with the other Ubisoft properties, which is something that Shankar is already working on with his "Bootleg Multiverse" and his upcoming adaptation of Devil May Cry

The new animated series being developed by Ubisoft are still in the early stages of development and none of them have release dates as of the time of writing.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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